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  • French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes

    Global Voices » Ethnicity & Race
    Rakotomalala
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    The newspaper Le Progrès based in Lyon, France published an infographic [fr]entitled “”Délinquance : à chacun sa spécialité – principales nationalités impliquées” (Crimes: To each his own- the main nationalities implicated [for each type of crimes]) (see image in the twitter update below):      Dans son édition du jour, Le Progrès ose publier un comparatif de la délinquance dans le Rhône, par nationalité. pic.twitter.com/Op08FO6P78 — Romain Charbonnier (@rcharbonnier) April 22, 2014 In its daily publication, newspaper Le Progrès…
  • Stand Against Racism event planned in Falls

    RACISM - Yahoo News Search Results
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    NIAGARA FALLS – An event corresponding with the 2014 Stand Against Racism will be held in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St., at 11 a.m. Friday.
  • Environmental racism and the coal terminal; Tea Party Express rolls into Mobile without its chairwoman

    RACISM - Yahoo News Search Results
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    A local attorney said on Tuesday that the Blue Creek Coal Terminal might represent "environmental racism" for its proximity to low-income housing. Councilman Fred Richardson disputes this claim in the latest "Sharp Eye on Mobile."
  • Avril Lavigne denies racism; Amanda Bynes can drive again; new 'Sisterhood' movie: AM Buzz

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    23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Pop princess Avril Lavigne denied any racism was involved in the making of her controversial new "Hello Kitty" music video. The Canadian singer appears in Tokyo, drinking sake, throwing cupcakes and singing Japanese lyrics with Asian backup dancers, which ...
  • Quoted: Selections from Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Argument For Affirmative Action

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    Racialicious Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’, regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent…
 
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  • Avril Lavigne denies racism; Amanda Bynes can drive again; new 'Sisterhood' movie: AM Buzz

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Pop princess Avril Lavigne denied any racism was involved in the making of her controversial new "Hello Kitty" music video. The Canadian singer appears in Tokyo, drinking sake, throwing cupcakes and singing Japanese lyrics with Asian backup dancers, which ...
  • 'Never keep silent': Tunisia confronts racism

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Tunis - For four consecutive days last month, black Tunisians marched against racism, travelling from the island of Djerba in the southeast to Tunis in the north. The "Equality Caravan", which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial ...
  • YWCA Darien/Norwalk Pledge Against Racism

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    The YWCA’s annual Pledge Against Racism will be held on Friday, April 25th in Darien and Norwalk.Darien’s First Selectman Jayme Stevenson will join the YWCA at 9:30 a.m. at the Darien Town Hall for the first reading of the Pledge Against Racism ...
  • Teaming up to tackle racism in the workplace

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    CAMPAIGNING organisations have teamed up to tackle racism in the workplace. The TUC and Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) worked together to run the Challenging Racism in the Workplace conference at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light The event offered ...
  • Proof the Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand Racism at All

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If you haven’t, you should read my colleague Emily Bazelon on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on affirmative action if you want to understand the ruling and its implications. For this post, however, I want to look at a single ...
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  • Quoted: Selections from Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Argument For Affirmative Action

    Racialicious Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter the neighborhood where he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’, regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country. Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home. Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent…
  • Model Minority Suicide: Five Reasons, Five Ways

    Guest Contributor
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Guest Contributor Scot Nakagawa, cross-posted from RaceFiles It’s time to kill the Asian American model minority myth, and I mean really kill it. That myth is one of the tenets of American racism, used repeatedly for decades to promote the idea that racism and structural racial disadvantage are either non-existent or at least entirely surmountable, while suggesting that some people of color, and Black people in particular, are just whiners unwilling to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. And that belief, that the black poor are just entitlement junkies, has negative consequences…
  • Table For Three: Scandal 3.18, ‘The Price Of Free And Fair Election’

    Racialicious Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Tope Fadiran Charlton, Arturo R. García and Kendra James Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Rowan (Joe Morton) reconcile — for now? After threatening to go out by blowing the president up, Scandal ended its third season by making him whimper, in an oddly melancholy episode that actually did seem to change everything for Olivia Pope and her associates — if not end them altogether. Remember, the series has not been confirmed for renewal, even if signs suggest we’ll see a new season announced soon. But do we even want to see the show return after a third season that was…
  • Beyond the Politics of Voting

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    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Guest Contributor Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, cross-posted from The Feminist Wire As a political scientist, during any given election year, I’m bombarded with questions about my assessment of the current electoral slate. The look of disappointment is always palatable when I tell folks that, that isn’t what I do. After all, what good is a black political scientist that doesn’t study black public opinion? As a scholar, one of the things I’ve struggled with is pushing back against the dominance of voting based politics within black communities in our post-civil rights era, without…
  • In His Own Words: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014)

    Racialicious Team
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Solidarity with our dreams will not make us feel less alone, as long as it is not translated into concrete acts of legitimate support for all the peoples that assume the illusion of having a life of their own in the distribution of the world. Latin America neither wants, nor has any reason, to be a pawn without a will of its own; nor is it merely wishful thinking that its quest for independence and originality should become a Western aspiration. However, the navigational advances that have narrowed such distances between our Americas and Europe seem, conversely, to have accentuated our…
 
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  • French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes

    Rakotomalala
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    The newspaper Le Progrès based in Lyon, France published an infographic [fr]entitled “”Délinquance : à chacun sa spécialité – principales nationalités impliquées” (Crimes: To each his own- the main nationalities implicated [for each type of crimes]) (see image in the twitter update below):      Dans son édition du jour, Le Progrès ose publier un comparatif de la délinquance dans le Rhône, par nationalité. pic.twitter.com/Op08FO6P78 — Romain Charbonnier (@rcharbonnier) April 22, 2014 In its daily publication, newspaper Le Progrès…
  • Guyana: The Walter Rodney Enquiry

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Two different narratives are taking hold in Guyana when it comes to the Commission of Enquiry into the death of political activist Walter Rodney: Barbados Underground reports that the Guyana Trades Union Congress is looking after its interest in arriving at the truth, while propaganda press, which is not in support of the enquiry, suggests that the process is being boycotted. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (2) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious
  • French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects

    Catherine Randall
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    A poster of PEROU's community construction project called “Le chantier de la Base de Vie.” (A construction site for a new living area)  Source: Journal de l'Ambassade du PEROU à Ris-Orangis, used with permission. [All links lead to French-language pages except where noted.] The non-profit Embassy of PEROU has nothing to do with the similarly spelled Latin American country, but it does have plenty to do with diplomacy.  Ris-Orangis and Grigny, two cities in the department of Essonne on the outskirts of Paris, are home to many Roma…
  • The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

    Janet Gunter
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:19 am
    The media and racial stereotypes [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic of a new podcast. An interview with Grada Kilomba, academic of Santomean origin at the Humboldt University Berlin, translated into Portuguese in the first program of Radio AfroLis, touches on the nature of racism in Europe. The role of the media, of black and white in the struggle against racism is also analyzed in this program by the researcher in the area of religious studies and white studies,…
  • Indians in the Caribbean

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the word ‘Coolie’ from the unbearable weight of its history if its contemporary namesakes continue to work under the backbreaking conditions they do? These are hard questions for hard times. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (1) Donate · Share:…
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  • BLACK SKIN, WHITE MIND: HOW IT STARTED with our Columnist Sserubiri.

    africathisday
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    No systematic effort toward change has been possible, for, taught the same economics, history, philosophy, literature and religion which have established the present code of morals, the African’s mind has been brought under control of his oppressor. The problem of holding the African down, therefore, is easily solved. When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. His…
  • A Philosophical Thought

    Thought Provoking Perspectives
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I have a passion and love of history; most of my followers know that I have a profound respect, maybe even a passion for the words of the French author Voltaire. He was a humanist, rationalist, and one of the greatest philosophers of enlightenment. We know that out of the mouth of babes come truth and out of the mouths of men comes his version of what truth he wants you to know, which I often refer to as His-Story. My favorite quote, among many, spoken by Voltaire is “History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.” Whereby, he professes that “Indeed, history is nothing more than a…
  • Fighting an Uphill Battle (Pt. 1)

    mssarahmarie
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    We are a visual world.  We love to see things. There are people who stay up over night just to see a lunar eclipse. People who travel all over the world to see everything it has to offer. People who have seen more movies than they can remember.  Without our sight, we even find ways to “see” the world through stories, imaginations and other senses. We are also a very judgmental world. If things are “out of place” from what we’re used to, say a child with down syndrome or an interracial couple, we tend to think differently about them.  Racism, sexism, ableism,…
  • Klan Terror Threatens Pennsylvania

    Aaron: The Writer
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    “Ku Klux Klan wants to form Pennsylvania neighborhood watch group…”  Their fliers of hatred say: “You can sleep safe tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” The fliers have been spread around throughout the southern Fairview Township proclaiming it wants to ‘fight crime.’ White supremacy is attempting to paramilitarize itself in order to act as a paramilitary with impunity over rural communities. How can anyone sleep at night safely and in calmness knowing well, the Ku Klux Klan is attempting to act as a paramilitary in their local town? The Ku Klux…
  • Fateful Conclusions

    ninanarang
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Alright guys, so I’m pretty confident that I’ve figured out the topic I would like to run with from here on out. Any guesses? Hint: I’m about to tell you. Fighting the patriarchy. The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence defines “patriarchy” as: the social relations of power between men and women, women and women, and men and men. It is a system for maintaining class, gender, racial, and heterosexual privilege and the status quo of power – relying both on crude forms of oppression, like violence; and subtle ones, like laws; to perpetuate…
 
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  • White Women, White Motherhood

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    TweetThe broad sweep of American popular culture is dedicated to valorizing white motherhood, despite the recent the claims by ‘tiger mom’ author Amy Chua that white women are the worst mothers,  As I continue the series on the trouble with white women, today I want to look at the notion of ‘white motherhood’ in American popular culture. In the 19th century, white women had very few legal rights, but society put them on a pedestal, and popular culture was filled with paeans to their self-sacrifice and virtue. Even into the twentieth century, it was common in American…
  • Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of “Race”?

    Sharon Chang
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    TweetJust days ago PolicyMic put up a piece entitled “National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It’s Beautiful.” In it writer Zak Cheney-Rice attempts to address the so-called rise of multiracial peoples which has captured/enchanted the public eye and with which the media has become deeply enamored. He spotlights a retrospective and admiring look at National Geographic’s “The Changing Face of America” project of last year featuring a series of multiracial portraits by well-known German photographer Martin Schoeller, and also peripherally cites some…
  • Lena Dunham and the Trouble with (White) ‘Girls’

    Jessie Daniels
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tweet   (Image source) It seems almost a foregone conclusion that an exploration of the trouble with white women in contemporary American popular culture would include a discussion of Lena Dunham and her HBO series ‘Girls.’  I say it’s a foregone conclusion because there’s been a lot written about Dunham and ‘Girls’ and whiteness already, and yet I think her contribution to popular culture deserves a mention in this series. In case you’ve missed this blip on the pop culture radar, Lena Dunham is the 27-year-old woman – often referred to…
  • Research Brief: The Latest Research in the Field

    Jessie Daniels
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    TweetHere’s your Monday research brief. Today, we’re featuring this new book by Charles Hyde, professor emeritus of history at Wayne State University, Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II  (h/t @KidadaEWilliams).       Here’s the abstract for the book: Throughout World War II, Detroit’s automobile manufacturers accounted for one-fifth of the dollar value of the nation’s total war production, and this amazing output from “the arsenal of democracy” directly contributed to the allied victory. In fact,…
  • Colorblindness is a Real Problem

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    4 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Tweet**This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread passivity. You are brave in the face of conditioned acquiescence. I salute you.** Sitting in a room filled with university students, who passively accept a status quo that is shoved down their throats, is deeply distressing. I am that person in the class who never stops questioning the mainstream…
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  • Dude.

    resistance
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eight for eight.  Congratulations! Kwasi Enin was accepted by eight Ivies.  Also three state schools and Duke.  If you don’t feel inadequate enough, he also plays three instruments for chamber orchestra, has taken 11 AP classes, participates in track and field, sings in an acappella group, and is active in theater. Also he volunteers at a hospital. Also, since I know you want to know, his parents immigrated here from Ghana. USA Today seems to want to downplay his accomplishments by quoting somebody who talks about how “colleges are looking for great boys,” and how…
  • Link roundup, sort of

    resistance
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. The #We’reGivingYoutheSideEye edition.  With my commentary, since I still have a lot to say.  Colbert’s satire isn’t particularly funny or clever,  even within its “context.”  Although he says in an interview that he never “punches up,” using racism against Asian Americans as part of the humor violates the general unspoken rule of satire. The joke failed because it derived its laughs from anti-Asian racism  (by refresh_daemon via racialicious): However, where The Colbert Report‘s satire fails is that…
  • Ignoring the context

    resistance
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. White people often bring up “context” in defense of racism. Miley Cyrus made the “slant-eyed” face but protested that people took it wrong and “out of context!” The Tribune discontinued running a much “beloved” illustration called “Injun Summer” and noted its “innocence of context.” A Villa Park council member, Deborah Pauly, was videotaped stirring the racist pot to a boil.  When confronted, she said the tape was edited to “completely change the context.” Murray…
  • Backstory summary

    resistance
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Because my English teacher told me I’m “telegraphic” and tend to assume everybody knows what the fuck I’m talking about. Stephen Colbert has a television show in which he plays a right-wing conservative.  He was trying to skewer R*dskins owner Daniel Snyder, who set up a charitable foundation called “The Washington R*dskins Original Americans Foundation.“  So Colbert said he was going to set up a foundation called “The Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” Many people thought it was failed satire and…
  • Typecast

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    25 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
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  • Another day, another newspaper whacks Boughton for political pandering on gun control issue

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Boughton's God-awful bad week continues. First the New Haven Register, now the Journal Inquirer had some choice words for Danbury's dishonest mayor's decision to put politics before people when it comes to gun control. To those who remember the days of Camelot — that relatively contemporary one of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy rather than that of King Arthur — the modern version was launched when Kennedy wrote a book called “Profiles of Courage.” He told of political figures who were prepared to sacrifice immediate personal gain for principle — something rarely found in…
  • Waterbury Mayor rips Boughton over abadoning gun control group

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary released the following statement regarding Mark Boughton's abandoning Mayor's Against Illegal Guns and the majority of the public who supports sensible gun control legislation. "I am very disappointed that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton withdrew from Mayor's Against Illegal Guns in what appears to be a political play for his campaign for Governor. As a former urban police chief I know very well the devastation that gun violence has brought to communities across the country. While I may not agree with all of MAIG's initiatives, many of them are a starting point for…
  • Desperate Boughton goes into damage control mode...by splitting hairs

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Oh, this is rich!After nearly two weeks of REALLY bad press, Danbury's dishonest Mayor Mark Boughton attempts to weasel out of his previous misleading statements regarding campaign contributions he received from Lisa Wilson-Foley...contributons that he previous denied exist. First, lets backtrack... The New Haven Register had this to say about Boughton after the indictment of disgraced governor John Rowland.Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has chosen "People Over Politics" as the slogan for his 2014 campaign for Connecticut governor, but on two critical issues, he's not living up to that…
  • THIBAULT: "More bad jokes emanate from Danbury City Hall as public records are sought"

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    So much for the dishonest one upholding the rule of law! New Haven Register is having a field day exposing the REAL Mayor Mark Boughton and the columnist and former commissioner for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission Andy Thibault's latest piece on the dishonest one's on-going effort to keep his activities at City Hall under wraps is a must read. Reported in full with permission Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s legal team – famous across the land for baseless threats against a local blogger – continues to write new chapters in the delay, deny, defend game over access to…
  • Boughton caught misleading and LYING to the public AGAIN

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Nice try Rennie but you only scratched the surface... For the rest of the state, this must be comical but for someone who has followed the antics of Danbury's most dishonest mayor for a number of years, it's just another day in the life of following a person who has a hard time telling the truth. Seems like Mark Boughton went into his too-common meltdown mode over someone exposing his hypocrisy...a hypocrisy that residents in Danbury are used to seeing on a daily basis. Here's what Boughton had to say about the most recent criticism from the New Haven Register regarding his connection to Lisa…
 
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